By Anthony Capkun
April 25, 2016 Schneider Electric recently celebrated the opening of a “significant expansion” to its facility in Brossard, Que., saying it will enable the company to build and assemble end-to-end digitized electrical distribution solutions with the promise of giving customers across Canada more order flexibility and reduced lead times.
“The facility is the only one in North America to house not only manufacturing and testing facilities, but project management, engineering and sales teams,” said Juan Macias, president of Schneider Electric Canada.
The new 68,000-sf building (called 4150 Brossard) encompasses production facilities for eight product lines, including station breakers, switchboards, and medium-voltage and low-voltage switchgear. The building also houses local copper and sheet metal fabrication, assembly and testing areas, allowing local customers to test their assembled solutions onsite. In total, the Brossard Campus now covers 172,000 sf in three buildings.
“It is a truly integrated site, staffed by a highly skilled, multilingual workforce, capable of supporting our Canadian customers all the way from the initial quote through to assembly and testing,” said Macias, adding this expansion shows the company’s “strong commitment to our Canadian customers”.
— Photos courtesy Schneider Electric and Jean Philippe Trottier.